2 routers in series, can't get an app port through

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rocket777, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. rocket777

    rocket777 LI Guru Member

    I'm having a problem getting my appache web server to be seen on the internet. It worked when I only had but one router and set up an application (i don't run the web server on the standard port 80).


    I have a cable modem, and then connected to it is a vonage, non-wireless router rtp300, Firmware Version: 1.01.07. It uses 192.168.15.x

    I then bought a wireless router, WRT54G Firmware Version: v1.00.6 (set at 192.168.1.x) but need my other "wired" computers to talk (windows shared files) with my wireless laptop, so I connected the wireless to the first router. Everything works fine with respect to surfing, email, etc., and I can configure both by using either of the 192.168.x.1.

    I set up the first one (the vonage linksys router) with an application using which is the address the wireless router gets from the vonage (rtp300) router. The port is a single port number. I also then set up on the wireless router to send through the same port number to my computer which is then at I know the true internet ip of the cable modem (which is given to the first, vonage router) and I can construct a url using it and the app port (I use a number like 25000). But all I get is a timeout. From within my lan, I can use this url and it works, but not from somewhere outside my local lan.

    Is this even possible? Do I need to do anything else I haven't thought of?
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    Disable the WAN port, DHCP, firewall of your 54G the connect the 2 routers using lan ports (leave the wan port of the 54G empty). Now the 54G should act just like an access point and all you ipaddresses (including those computers conected to the 54G) will be 192.168.15.xx and all you should have to due is allows the ports on the rtp300 to go through to the appropriate ip address
  3. rocket777

    rocket777 LI Guru Member

    Ok, let's see if I understand some of this.

    I connect my other computers to the lan ports of the first router, instead of to the 54g. But how do I connect the 54G to the first router except by a cable from the 54g's wan to one of the lan ports on the first router. Or do you mean connect a lan port from the 54g to a lan port on the other one.

    Then, I'm not sure how to disable wan, dhcp and firewall on the 54g. I.E. how do I make it just an access point. Don't I have to set the internet connection type to something? I see under security a firewall tab, with things like Block Anon Intern req, filter multicast, filter internet NAT redirection (not currently checked) and Filter IDENT.

    OR.... do I go to advanced routing and set to router instead of gateway?
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